Written by Donny Ariyanto
Another month and another killer build from us. After (successfully) trying our hand at building a few Scrambler styled builds we’ve returned to our Cafe Racer roots. Blending new engine performance with 70’s styling our simply design, which translates to “classic speed”, was built from a 2012 KTM Duke 200 as a donor bike. Blending modern materials with olskool fabrication techniques it’s the perfect example of what a modern Cafe Racer should be.
The first modification made was to the rear frame. We cut the sub frame away and fabricated a new one from 1 inch seamless pipe to suit our vision. The new tank was put together using 1.2 mm galvanized plate, shaped with old British race bikes in mind. With the work on the fuel tank finished, we began sculpting a steel mold for the rear cowl. Designed to be as short and simple as possible it matches the width of the factory rear wheel perfectly. An aftermarket headlight and taillight on this bike are joined by Rizoma clip-on handlebar, custom exhaust system and topped off with a classic white by Komet Studio, combined with solid black, using Sikkens product.
We revitalized an original bike using steel materials, hammers and hours of hard work, can show to all of you that just about any bike can be transformed into a cool Cafe Racer. How do you think it compares to the original?
- Body Custom by STUDIO MOTOR
- Painting & Airbrush by KOMET Studio
- Rizoma Clip On Handlebar
- Aftermarket Headight & Taillight
- Michelin Sport 120/70-17 & 160/60-17 (Front and Rear)
- Custom Exhaust System by STUDIO MOTOR
STUDIO MOTOR Custom Bike